BANNER: PNP chief cites PRO1 for security of Pope Francis during his Papal visit, delegates to APEC Summit

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – The Philippine National Police chief cited Police Regional Office 1 for being in the forefront in the police security operations of Pope Francis during his visit to the country and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2015 during a celebration held here January 22.

“It is a great pleasure to come over, not only to reminisce the time that I was the regional director of this PRO, but to personally extend my congratulations and commendation to your regional director Ericson T. Velasquez and to all of you for your sterling contribution in the major events that we hosted,” PNP Police Director General Ricardo C. Marquez said in his speech.

A former regional director of Region 1, Marquez made his first homecoming to this headquarters as guest of honor and speaker during the 25th PNP Foundation Day Celebration held at the PRO1 grounds here on January 22.

Marquez said the celebration was not only a mere commemoration of the founding anniversary, it is more on celebration of accomplishments and giving of rewards and credits to the most and best performing individuals and units as he expressed gratitude to the partners and stakeholders for their support to the PNP.

PDG Marquez also reiterated his directives particularly on the immediate dispersal of personnel from the headquarters and police stations to the streets to perform the basic core function which is patrolling.

“As a leader I would like to bring that old concept of policing which enable the police to work with the community and develop bond and mechanism. From now on, ayaw kong makakita ng maraming pulis sa headquarters, ayaw kong makakita ng maraming pulis sa police station. Saan ko kayo gustong makita? On the streets,” Marquez said.

Marquez also published the Patrolling Manual and Anti-Crime Model Lambat-Sibat that serve as police’ guide in performing their duties and responsibilities.
“I ask you to you to help me develop the PNP into a truly policing organization. I would like you to help us not only to manage the crime issues of the day, but to prepare this organization to manage the challenges of the future,” he said as he ordered the commanders on the ground to have a firm leadership and assess their respective areas of responsibility and provide solution to any problem that they may encounter.

Meanwhile, plaques of recognition were confered to two provincial police offices in the region in a ceremony held here during the 25th PNP Foundation Day celebration on January 22.

Two plaques of recognition were conferred to Pangasinan Police Provincial Office for garnering the highest points in the implementation of PRO1 IMPLAN 21-2015 “Huliday and Arrestday” in relation to One-Time Big-Time Operations and PRO1 IMPLAN 01-2016 “One-Time Big-Bang (Kontra Boga for Election 2016).

Ilocos Sur PPO also received a plaque of recognition for having the highest accomplishment in a two-day campaign against illegal firecrackers on December 30-31, 2015.

Superintendent Benjamin P. Ariola, Senior Police Officer 2 Darwin P. Clark and Non-Uniformed Personnel Chrismon Rivera were awarded a Medalya ng Kasanayan for their exceptional display of commitment and efficiency as members of the Technical Working Group in the formulation of the operational framework for “One-Time Big-Time Kontra Bawal na Paputok.”

Superintendent Benjamin P. Ariola, Senior Police Officer 2 Darwin P. Clark and Non-Uniformed Personnel Chrismon Rivera were awarded a Medalya ng Kasanayan for their exceptional display of commitment and efficiency as members of the Technical Working Group in the formulation of the operational framework for “One-Time Big-Time Kontra Bawal na Paputok.”#